Embraer on August 8, confirmed that the start of operations of the E175-E2 jet hss been rescheduled for 2023. The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer has cited the current market conditions for commercial aviation as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic as the reason for the delay.
Embraer is continuing the development of the aircraft, albeit with a revised timeline. The Company believes that the E175-E2 will still be available with more than adequate time to enter into service in the commercial aviation market to meet market demand for the jet. Until then, Embraer continues to offer the market-leading E175 jet from the first generation of E-Jets, the most efficient and comfortable commercial aircraft in the market in the 76-seat category.
The Embraer E175-E2, the third member of the E-Jets E2 family, made its inaugural flight on December 12, 2019 from the company’s facility in São José dos Campos.
The E175-E2 has one additional row of seats compared to the first-generation E175 and can be configured with 80 seats in two classes, or up to 90 in a single class. The airplane promises savings up to 16% in fuel and 25% in maintenance costs per seat compared to the E175.